Democratic Republic of the Congo's troops parade
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DR Congo President Joseph Kabila begins second term

The Democratic Republic of Congo's President, Joseph Kabila, has been sworn in for a second term in Kinshasa.

He reportedly promised to safeguard national unity, as tanks were deployed in the capital to prevent protests.

Mr Kabila's inauguration went ahead after the country's Supreme Court upheld his victory in November's disputed presidential election.

Mike Wooldridge reports.

  • 20 Dec 2011
  • From the section Africa